Things are coming together. Working on electrical. Actually I should say Tater is. I’m just nearby holding a flashlight asking…

“Are you sure that wire is not hot?”

“Ya sure?”

“I just want you safe, Honey.”

“It’s not hot, right?

…I’m not sure how much of an assistant I really am. 😉

Our large living room only had one ceiling light. At night it got dark, so we knew we wanted to add additional light at some point. Tater has been thinking up these chandeliers for some time now, and I am beyond thrilled with how they turned out. He came up with this idea one day when he found these cages in a barn. By adding a few other things, we now have 3 chandeliers going down the middle of our living room.

 

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Before:

Ready to start the project.

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Wire was carried throughout the length of the room.

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Before hanging the lights, the girls enjoyed using the shades as pretend animal cages.

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Deciding on the bulbs was a family vote. We originally had put in vintage light bulbs. We loved the look, but the light it put forth was too orange. The round bulbs won.

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Tater put them on a remote controlled dimmer. He has completely spoiled me.

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We have SO much more light now. It is so bright. Love it.

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At the beginning of the month, we put in our backsplash. This was our first tile laying and grouting experience.

And yes, I’m loving the oven we waited 8 months for. We had to sand the concrete countertop a bit and cut into our cabinets to get it to fit, but we are thankful for the bigger oven and a microwave that works!

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Just for fun. A reminder of what backsplash was here before. Super cute animals I do have to say. The ironic thing is that this was getting torn out exactly a year ago!!

Before:

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After:

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We got the backsplash tile from my brother-in-law at Hartter Interiors. We also have been getting a lot of questions about our “wood” tile that you see in the above living room picture. That was also from Hartter Interiors. It has taken quite a beating with Christmas decorations, projects, kids, and moving furniture. http://capturingroots.com/blog/2015/01/27/let-there-be-light/We haven’t worried about it for a bit. The fake wood flooring has been one of our most favorite investments!


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  1. […] had ordered some wire from Vintage Wire and Supply for our light project. The company sent some fun extra wire for us to enjoy. Our son was excited to use the wire, and […]

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